BLOOM! Seeding your Child’s Future in the Power of Plants

 
Have you heard of Seed Your Future?   It’s a national initiative to promote horticulture as a vital, viable and exciting career path for the nation’s youth. Experts say 58,000 new horticulture jobs will be available in the U.S. each year for the next five years. We need young interested youth to fill these positions!

Plants and the “green collar” industry that thrives on them are powering our lives in ways we never thought possible, creating new jobs that not only help our economy, but also make our world, and our lives, better! There have never been more opportunities to change the world through plants than there are today, but awareness of the industry that sustains them, known as “horticulture” is at an all-time low. The more we know about plants, the more we can make a difference today. By empowering today’s youth – the next generation of game changers and dreamers – to unlock the potential of their natural world, BLOOM! (a new campaign from Seed Your Future) is opening their eyes to opportunities they never knew possible and, in the process, seeding their future and ours.

 

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Today, I have talked to Susan E Yoder, IOM, the Executive Director of Seed Your Future, where she shares insights on the following…

  • How horticulturists are using their plant knowledge to solve some of our biggest challenges, like feeding a growing world, climate change and clean water.
  • Why the average American can recognize over 1,000 brands and logos, but fewer than 10 plants in their local areas.
  • How horticulture plays a role in fashion and beauty, science and even art and design
  • Education necessary for these great careers.

With more than 100 different careers in the industry, horticulture – the art, science, technology and business of plants – has something to offer for everyone. Jobs include drone specialists, plant scientists, landscape architects and urban farmers, just to name a few.

 

 


 

 

Learn how parents and educators can access a host of resources  and lesson plans designed to make it as easy as possible to talk to young people about the world of plants and spread the word about BLOOM!
 

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